Psychology: Concepts and Applications
PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 3rd Edition, offers a concept-based approach supported by a unique pedagogical framework. Author Jeff Nevid provides a broad view of psychology that includes history, major theories, research methods, and important research findings as well as applications of contemporary research to the problems and challenges faced in everyday life. The text’s successful modular format organizes each chapter into manageable instructional units that help students focus on one topic at a time within the context of a larger chapter structure. Concept signaling a technique that highlights key concepts in the text margins helps students to extract the main points from the narrative. As students read, key concepts are reinforced through additional pedagogical features, such as Concept Charts, Module Reviews, and Visual Overviews, which have proven to significantly improve students’ retention of material and performance in class. Nevid developed the effective teaching devices in this text based on a comprehensive learning system derived from his research on memory, learning, and textbook pedagogy. The learning model incorporates four goals that Nevid refers to as the Four E’s of Effective Learning: Engaging Student Interest, Encoding Information, Elaborating Meaning, and Evaluating Progress. Nevid also employs the Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R) study method to enhance learning and encourage students to take an active role in the learning process.
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